No Good Bugs Left In Upper Peninsula Of Michigan
By Jodi W
I live in the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan (The Peninsula Between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan). We have almost no bugs. Lets start with Spiders.... I have always had a couple of dozen large spiders with large webs on my home. I never removed them because I enjoyed watching them so much. There webs would be full of all types of bugs. This year I had 1 Spider on my home and she did not even last for a couple of weeks. There are no bugs for spiders to catch in their webs.
It used to be that if you had an outside light on in the evening it would attract hundreds of insects and moths. Now nothing but mosquitos. In the evenings you would see a lot of fireflies. The past 2 years none.
This year when the June Bugs came up I only saw half a dozen. Usually there is dozens and dozens around the house. Earthworms too! Not many of those left either and I have wondered if that is because our ground has been so saturated from the abnormal heavy rainfalls. I used to have birds feasting in my big backyard on worms. Even cranes would be back there eating the worms.
The birds that rely on the insects are nowhere to be found. Except the woodpeckers which I believe are struggling as they are working harder than ever to get bugs from the trees. If it wasn't for the seed and meat eaters there would be no birds around.
Only a handful of Bumble Bees! I only saw 2 grasshoppers and usually there is so many of them it is annoying. I can't remember seeing any crickets or hearing them. Typically we see a lot of types of moths, not this year.... none!
I never saw 1 bat this year. They eat bugs so they would starve here now.
I miss the insects I enjoyed the insects. I miss the birds that eat the insects. This is a real serious issue and nobody is talking about it.
The bugs that I did see Mosquitos, NoSeeums, and Rose Chafers in the thousands!
Why? Radiation, Pesticides, Frequencies and excessive abnormal rainfalls are the major causes of this. I think!